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"new" motor? (archive)

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Posted by Jeff on August 03, 2001 at 13:30:52:

In Reply to: My new motor came in and it's a nikasil posted by Greg on August 03, 2001 at 13:14:09:

That may not be a "new" motor at all, I was under the impression they stopped production of nikasil blocks altogether. maybe it is a new one, but not BMW made? i guess the old tooling is somewhere.

I stopped by my mechanic's shop today to check out my motor while it's still in the crate. The casting number looked familiar so I wrote it down and checked it with To my dismay it was 1 725 963h which means nikasil. I'm not sure what the "h" denotes at the end of the number. The shop owner wasn't there so I'll have to talk to him on Monday. S#@t


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